Actions of Flaxseed
The actions of flaxseeds include demulcent, emollient, anti-cough, nutrient body-builder, antispasmodic (stomach and bowel). An expectorant. Source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, mucins and minerals. Rich in linoleic acid for breaking down cholesterol deposits, and to produce specific types of prostaglandins. Bulk laxative and bowel lubricant.
Uses of Flaxseed
Its healing mucilage is beneficial for inflammation of the digestive and respiratory tracts, and of the gall duct. The flaxseeds are also used to soothe irritable mucous membranes; spasmodic cough, bronchial asthma, bronchitis; to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. It also used for heart disease and persistent constipation.
Oil from the seeds (Linseed oil), seeds.
Decoction of Flax seed (Linseed)
2 ounces ground flaxseed
1 quart distilled water
1. Boil flax seeds for 10 minutes.
2. Strain and squeeze out all mucilage and oil.
3. While hot, add one quarter teaspoonful of eucalyptol, shake well together and also shake well before using.
Enema: This is considered an effective injection or enema for piles and inflammation of the prostate gland. Use a small syringe and inject from a teacupful to one pint. Retain as long as possible. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.
Douche: Douche used for inflammation, leucorrhoea, bad odoured discharge, vulvitis and vulvo-vaginitis.
Insert: Also apply on tampon, insert and allow to remain for 1 hour. Do an ordinary water douche afterwards, and if inflammation still remains, repeat.
Flax Seeds Poultice (To Dissolve Lumps)
1 tablespoon whole brown flax seeds
1/4 cup water
1. Boil flax seeds for a few minutes until the water mixure thickens and appear slimy.
2. Put flax seeds and thicken water on to a clean cloth (use natural fibres like wool and cotton).
3. Apply directly to the affected area (the poultice should be as warm as you can bear but not too warm that it burns the skin).
4. Keep the poultice in place for 4 to 6 hours and then change.
If you apply it on the breast, it must be worn in the cup of a comfortable brassier for 24 hours a day on the area where it is needed. It should be worn until either (1). It dissolves completely and can no longer be felt (what usually happens) or (2) it rise to the surface and pops like a pimple – either way it’s out of the body. Normally, that is all that is needed.
To dissolve lumps in the breast and other areas of the body. It is also used to draw out infections, splinters, swelling, poisons and pain.
There are some recommendation for this recipes with grounded flax seeds. For this use approximately 1 ounce of ground flax seed and mix with just enough cold water to make a paste. Spread the paste evenly over the injured area then cover with plastic.
Advanced Treatise in Herbology by Dr Edward Shook
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